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The AP Top 25 Poll

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(###) Number of first place votes
1
Record: 19-1
PV Rank
1
Points
1,591
2
Kansas (28)
Record: 18-1
2
1,572
3
Record: 19-0
4
1,471
4
Record: 17-2
5
1,414
5
Record: 18-1
6
1,379
6
Record: 18-2
10
1,215
7
Record: 18-2
14
1,190
8
Record: 19-2
3
1,177
9
Record: 18-3
9
1,171
10
Record: 18-2
11
1,035
11
Record: 17-3
13
914
12
Record: 15-3
16
803
13
Record: 16-4
12
796
14
Record: 17-3
15
767
15
Record: 16-3
17
746
16
Record: 18-2
7
731
17
Record: 15-4
18
628
18
Record: 15-4
7
569
19
20
478
20
Record: 16-4
21
412
21
Record: 17-2
23
290
22
Record: 17-2
25
261
23
Record: 15-4
24
171
24
Record: 14-5
22
146
25
Record: 14-5
19
47

Poll Methodology

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes noted in parentheses, are determined by a points system. A team receives 25 points for a first-place vote, 24 points for a second-place vote and so on through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP's final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.